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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Enticing Douro

Discover the terraced vineyards and sleepy fishing villages along the Douro on this round-trip from Porto with included shore excursions and drinks with meals

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2534pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Salamanca
  • Mateus Palace

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Exclusive savings of up to £250pp! Applies to 2021 departures. Book by 30 Sept 2020. Prices include all discounts including £50pp Blue Water discount

Travel with Peace of Mind In light of recent global events, AmaWaterways have introduced a Travel Waiver Plus to give you more flexibility, available to purchase with new bookings - please get in touch for more details

Enticing Douro Special Offer

Enjoy this 7-night cruise along the beautiful Douro river. Decorated with deep cleft gorges, lush vineyards, and sleepy fishing villages, the River Douro is one of Europe's most pure and unspoiled rivers.

Begin your river cruise holiday in, the capital of the north, Porto, admiring the beauty of the Douro river as you sail to Regua and visit the ancient and picturesque city of Lamego.

Enter Spain to visit Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its huge Plaza de Mayor square and cathedral.

Explore the beautiful countryside as you travel inland to the Tras-os-Montes Region to visit the palace and gardens of Mateus before returning to Porto.

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Enticing Douro Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto (Portugal)

Embark ship in Porto. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at the Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Porto - Entre Os Rios

The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting. In the evening, indulge in a traditional Portuguese dinner with your fellow travellers in Entre-Os-Rios at a local quinta – a country estate – for a truly authentic culinary experience. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regua - Pinhao

ravel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which the more active adventurer will want to climb on a guided hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, savour the flavours of Portugal’s renowned fortified wine, vinho do porto, made exclusively in the Douro Valley. Head to a local quinta for your authentic Port-wine tasting experience and enjoy the sweet nectar of this fascinating region. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vega de Terron - Salamanca

Drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages during your escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Barca d'Alva - Pinhao

Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish a more active exploration. While here, taste some delicious locally grown produce. Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you’ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, so you’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Regua - Lamego

Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which the more active adventurer will want to climb on a guided hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Porto

The colourful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a Port wine tasting. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore all of Porto’s charms on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Porto

Disembark ship in Porto after breakfast on board. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Lisbon Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Lisbon. Please contact us for more details.

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed cruise:
  • 2020: Nov 7, 10
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 5th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
    • Sep 12th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
    • Sep 19th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
    • Sep 26th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3126
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3126 Blue Water Price from: £3347 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4236 Blue Water Price from: £4459 Blue Water Price from: £5644
    • Oct 10th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3052
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5570
    • Oct 17th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2978
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Oct 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2830
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2830 Blue Water Price from: £3051 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4163 Blue Water Price from: £5348
    • Oct 31st - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2756
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2756 Blue Water Price from: £2977 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £5274
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2608
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2608 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5126
    • Nov 10th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2534
      Cat E Panoramic Window Cat D Panoramic Window Cat C Balcony Cabin Cat B Balcony Cabin Cat A Balcony Cabin Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3867 Blue Water Price from: £5052

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 1st - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • May 8th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • May 15th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • May 29th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
  • June
    • Jun 5th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Jun 12th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Jun 19th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Jul 10th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Jul 17th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Jul 24th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Jul 31st - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2877
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2877 Blue Water Price from: £3107 Blue Water Price from: £3645 Blue Water Price from: £4107 Blue Water Price from: £4338 Blue Water Price from: £5645
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Aug 14th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Aug 21st - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3254
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £3484 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4484 Blue Water Price from: £4715 Blue Water Price from: £6022
    • Aug 28th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3331
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3331 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4561 Blue Water Price from: £4792 Blue Water Price from: £6099
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3331
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3331 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4561 Blue Water Price from: £4792 Blue Water Price from: £6099
    • Sep 11th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3331
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3331 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4561 Blue Water Price from: £4792 Blue Water Price from: £6099
    • Sep 18th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3331
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3331 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4561 Blue Water Price from: £4792 Blue Water Price from: £6099
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3331
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3331 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4561 Blue Water Price from: £4792 Blue Water Price from: £6099
    • Oct 16th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3177
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3407 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £4638 Blue Water Price from: £5945
    • Oct 23rd - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £3023
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3023 Blue Water Price from: £3253 Blue Water Price from: £3791 Blue Water Price from: £4253 Blue Water Price from: £4484 Blue Water Price from: £5791
    • Oct 30th - Porto and back - Sailing on: AmaDouro From: £2946
      Cat E Cat D Cat C Cat B Cat A Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2946 Blue Water Price from: £3176 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £4176 Blue Water Price from: £4407 Blue Water Price from: £5714

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